After the emergence of Kodak Black in the mid 2010s, South Florida transformed into a breeding ground for talented young rappers. Though most of the region’s new school stars hail from Miami-Dade County or Broward County, Soldier Kidd has put Palm Beach on the map with a series of increasingly refined mixtapes and visuals.
Soldier Kidd’s early work bore a clear Kodak influence, but he quickly shed that influence and evolved into a singular stylist with a devoted fanbase. On his upbeat recent single “Faithfully”, the 20-year-old spits a flurry of taut punchlines over plinking piano keys. “Say to me they taking me, but ain’t no n***a taking me / She just wanna cake with me, but girl this ain’t no bakery.” Peep the playful video from TLee407 below.